Definition of pelamid in English:

pelamid

(also pelamyd, pelamys)

noun

historical
  • A young or small bonito or tunny; specifically the Atlantic bonito, Sarda sarda.

Origin

Late 16th century. From classical Latin pēlamyd-, pēlamys (also pēlamid-, pēlamis) a young or small tunny from ancient Greek πηλαμύδ-, πηλαμύς, of uncertain origin, perhaps a loanword. In form palamede probably after French † palamide; compare Old Occitan, Occitan palamida, Spanish palamida. In form palmita probably after Italian palamita.

Pronunciation

pelamid

/ˈpɛləmɪd/